Registration now open for Omeka regional workshop!

VRAF Regional Workshop /  Registration now open

Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship

Hunter College/CUNY, New York City

68th Street / Lexington Avenue campus

Friday, February 19, 2016

9am – 4pm

The Visual Resources Association Foundation is pleased to announce that “Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship” will be held at Hunter College/CUNY on February 19th, 2016, one of two workshops being offered in the first year of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program.  This workshop will be hosted by the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Library, City University of New York, Hunter College, and is open to image management professionals, image users, and the broader information and educational community. The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their generous support of this new opportunity.

Omeka is a rich, open-source web publishing tool with a diverse array of functions for digital scholarship projects.  For information professionals, faculty and students, Omeka can provide an easy way to publish and share digital content, as well as serve as a platform for building online exhibitions as academic and/or student projects.  In this full-day workshop, participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of both Omeka.net (hosted) and Omeka.org (installed on a server) and case studies that demonstrate the use of Omeka in a variety of contexts, ranging from providing access to digital collections to projects that engage students in the learning process. While focused on Omeka, this workshop also will touch on other similar tools used for digital scholarship (such as Scalar) and offer practical information for planning digital projects.

Instructor

“Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship” will be taught by Meghan Musolff, Special Projects Librarian for Library IT, the University of Michigan Library. Her specific area of focus includes coordinating the U-M Library’s implementation of Omeka for the creation and presentation of online exhibits.

To find out more about the workshop, please visit:  http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/projects/omeka_for_digital_scholarship_regional_workshop/

Registration

The registration fee for this day-long workshop is $125.  Click here to register.

For questions about registration, please contact Betha Whitlow, Director, Visual Resources Association Foundation, bwhitlow@wustl.edu.

For questions about the Hunter College venue, please contact Steven Kowalik, Librarian, Zabar Art Library, skowalik@hunter.cuny.edu.

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